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Down the Rabbit Hole: Ancient Environmental DNA – Benjamin Vernot, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology

Benjamin Vernot is Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. His group works in the field […]

How mitochondrial DNA maketh man

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. New research has revealed how mitochondrial DNA can insert itself into our genomes and […]

A new, cost-effective cfDNA test for early detection of cancer

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have reported successful results from a cell-free […]

DNA Methylation Found to Play a Role in Clinical Outcomes of COVID-19

Written by Isobel Young, Science Writer Throughout the course of the pandemic, PCR testing has been used to identify the […]

Overlap of DNA markers in research and law enforcement erodes public trust

A policy forum published in Science argues that using the same DNA markers in human tissue research that are used […]

Researchers Identify Jumping “Junk” DNA as a Novel Cause of Paediatric Brain Cancer

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer  Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Hospital have discovered the first causal link between “jumping” […]

DNA Discovery to Deciphering its Design

The Mandela Effect refers to a situation in which a large mass of people believes that an event occurred when […]

‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

Improving prime editing by studying DNA repair

A group of researchers has shown that the DNA mismatch repair process plays a critical role in prime editing. Genome […]

New immune-profiling method uses DNA from blood

Researchers have created a novel immune-profiling method that can return detailed immune cell type proportions by using only DNA from […]